Do I need ankle reconstruction?
The ankle feels a bit "weird" all the time but it NEVER rolls on me. This has been going on for 2 years. PT makes it worse.
I've only had 1 or 2 sprains in my life and both were from external factors, ie tripping on a curb jogging at night. In other words, it feels stable to me, I never worry about it "giving way" or anything. It's just the pain is driving me nuts and preventing my activities.
MRI shows an old ATFL tear and fibular avulsion fracture with a 1.4x.6cm fragment. No cartilage defects or other abnormalities.
Would a Brostrom ankle reconstruction be overkill for this, given no clear instability?
Thank you so much for reading :) Any thoughts appreciated.